Cycling in Brisbane Australia
My current work is at Archerfield airport - I live at Redcliffe so it's a mongrel commute...I have a cunning plan to do at least 1 commute by bike, using our new rail link for the morning direction,…Continue
I've been reading a lot on another (US) site about chain lube and wax. There's lots of vigorous debate about chain lube but that's not what I'm encouraging here.I'm tempted to try wax, Brisbane's…Continue
I've had a bit to do with the Moreton Bay Regional Council recently with respect to some of their bikeways, specifically with a new bike lane put in along Morris Rd. For the out of towners (or in…Continue
I recently acquired a set of 700 x 23 wheels and tyres, already set up tubeless. I like them so far however I have not had to deal with any setup/repairs/maintenance yet.My question is, what has…Continue
A week has passed since my triple embarrassment of last Sunday, I’m to the stage I can almost talk about it so perhaps this writing will purge the demons….
Saturday had been a stinker of a day, Sunday was shaping up to be merely warm. I thought if I was to ride then early in the morning would be best and headed off shortly after the sun bounced over the horizon. I do a 30k ride to collect the paper, using a combination of road and path for a generally stress free cycle. This was no…Continue
I was whiling away some time on the indoor turbo this afternoon, after all the storms were rolling through and I wasn't about to head out in that! I might get the inside of the mudguards dirty..... Any way, sitting there grinding out the watts it occurred to me that the front of the bike was moving about rather a lot, and although I'd like to claim I was flexing the frame I fear the laughter would linger far longer that the storms.
Now on the 'bent I tend to just sit there like a…Continue
I ride a 26" wheel recumbent, from factory it was fitted with Maxxis 26x1 Detonator tyres. Hugging the outside of Mavic rims with bladed spokes they certainly looked the business. They seemed to roll OK and never gave me a problem with grip. Probably not a tough as they could be though, on the March recumbent ride the back tyre took a stone right through the tread, reinforcing plies and tube - naturally. Fixed on the day with a sleeve but not really confidence…Continue
It's now early 2011....
It’s been some weeks now since I bought a Performer Goal 26X, about time to give some feedback to the forumites regarding the experience. When ordering I ticked all the option boxes so received a large cardboard box with the bike, plus carry rack, panniers, mudguards, lights, flag, computer and mirror – the theory being that the bike would be usable for the local shopping trips and so on. All items survived the trip from Taiwan unscathed, so the assembly…Continue